Quick Pickle Kit is a labor of love developed by Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert utilizing Andrea’s mother’s recipes which have been in the family for over 100 years.
“I started canning vegetables at a young age with my Mother in Pennsylvania. She always stressed the importance of not wasting food and referred to people around the world who didn’t have enough food.
She must have learned this concept from her grandparents, who were immigrants from Eastern Europe. When the garden was ready, we had an overabundance of vegetables that needed to be enjoyed or preserved. We canned the vegetables before they went bad and stored them in the fruit cellar for months until they were ready,” states Andrea.
Once Andrea made her home in California, she looked for pickles that were crispy, not too salty or vinegary, and great tasting.
She couldn’t find any! Determined to enjoy great tasting, traditional pickles without the hassle of traditional methods, she conceived the idea for the Quick Pickle Kit.
We are excited to share our Quick Pickle Kit process and timeless 4th generation recipes with you. The process is not only simple, it's safe. We hope that your family will enjoy them as much as our family has over the years.
Happy Quick Pickling!
Andrea was born in Sharon, PA. She is best described as having “Midwestern manners and California drive”. She grew up cooking in the kitchen with her Mother, Georgianna.
Andrea has over 30 years of leadership, consulting and innovation experience and has held executive positions in Business Development, Finance, Operations, Marketing, Manufacturing and Sales for a variety of companies including Eli Lilly and Guidant (Boston Scientific and Abbott Labs). Working in the medical field, Andrea saw that many diseases could be prevented if people ate better and exercised. She enjoys developing healthy foods that people will enjoy.
She received her MBA from Golden Gate University and her BS degree from Youngstown State University. Woman of the Year was awarded to Andrea for her generous contributions to the success of over 100 for-profits and nonprofits. This award was recognized by the San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, National Association of Commissions for Women, California Legislature Assembly and United States Congress.
Meaghan was born in Hong Kong and spent many years in New Product Development with companies including Apple Computer, Cisco Systems and several others. At Apple, she worked with Steve Jobs and was one of the original 100 Macintosh team members.
Meaghan has over 30 years of strong leadership and innovation experience. Her greatest strengths are in the areas of New Product Development, Program Management, Business Development, Manufacturing, Finance and Engineering.
As a former competitive swimmer, she is interested in healthy foods and has always enjoyed pickles. She was excited about the Quick Pickle Kit and Spice Packets so that she could make her own Safe, Quick, Simple and Natural pickles!
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